Graham Barrett Expert
Favourite holiday destinations: Buenos Aires – I lived there for three months and it has the lot. Palermo is the heart of the city for shopping, bars and restaurants. I recommend La Cabrera for the best steak and Malbec in town, they’ll even serve you a complimentary drink and nibble while you wait.
Favourite accommodation: I really loved staying at The Casa Marina in Key West. The stunning views, service and the fish tacos were all fantastic.
Dream round the world itinerary: My first stop would be in Kerala, Southern India, to start the trip in a suitably lazy fashion, then I’d head to Japan to take in the bright lights of Tokyo and tour the country on the bullet train. From there I’d head down to Australia to take in the Ashes and the Australian Open Tennis in Melbourne. After that it’d be time for some more relaxation with a holiday in Fiji before hitting Santiago, and then the Galapagos for a two week cruise. From there I’d go onto Bogota and Tayrona National Park in Colombia then zig zag up through Central America and to Los Angeles. In LA I’d pick up a convertible and drive up Highway 1 to San Francisco then Head to Augusta for the Masters Golf and come home via a much needed break in the Caribbean.
Expert tip: Make sure you have a flexible round the world ticket if you are going away for longer than a month. I ended up changing my flights around seven times on my round the world trip. Thankfully I had a free to change ticket!